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We have held successful fundraising events, including a hugely enjoyable Chinese New Year Dinner, a fun Ceilidh and a Race night in Haverhill. The Farmers Club in Bury have lent their support, with a successful Games Night earlier in the year.
Barclays have continued to support us through the year by matching the money raised at our Chinese New Year. Tesco in Bury allowed us to take part in their Bags of Help scheme which brought in £1,000. We are negotiating to repeat this with Tesco in Brandon. We had a substantial donation from the Abbey Rotarians also, while the local Chamber of Commerce has been supportive inviting us to speak at their Breakfast meetings and network with local businesses. We also received support from West Suffolk College who helped put on the Chinese New Year event. The University of Suffolk at the College School of Law are working with us to provide work experience and adviser support, to our mutual benefit. We have recently become involved in a DWP/One Haverhill Project for Jobs4Haverhill. This provides active support for young adults seeking work. We hope to provide placements and mock interview training for applicants in the scheme